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Sayhoun Art Gallery Dec 2013 Sara Rahanjam Blue Sky 02
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Seyhoun Art Gallery Nov 2013 Mojtaba Ramzi The Blind Gambler 02
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Seyhoun Art Gallery Jan 2014 The Second Generation 02
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Seyhoun Gallery Sanaz Alavi Nasser Azizi Niloufar Hossein Sadaf Mortazavi 02
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Sayhoun Art Gallery Dec 2013 Sara Rahanjam Blue Sky 01
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Seyhoun Art Gallery Jan 2014 The Second Generation 01
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Seyhoun Art Gallery Nov 2012 Yasmin Sinai Berlan Alley 03
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Seyhoun Art Gallery Feb 2014 Siamak Azmi Toys 02
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Seyhoun Art Gallery May 2013 The Third May Tribute To Masoumeh Seyhoun Group Calligraphy Exhibition 03
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Seyhoun Art Gallery Feb 2014 Maryam Kouhestani Varicose 02
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Seyhoun Art Gallery Mar 2013 Reza Nosrati 01
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Seyhoun Art Gallery Feb 2014 Maryam Kouhestani Varicose 01
Christophe Bouthe
Bourg-en-Bresse Vieux quartier
Marin Giurgiu
Fog (Bodi Lake, Baia Sprie, Romania)
Alexey Ermakov
Zorro (musical)-Nancy Reina
sun-debin
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Malinnikov Ruslan
Fairy Spring at Red Canyon at Mui Ne
Giuliano Bernardi
Commezzadura Chiesa Di Sant Agata 1
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Fiume Noce Croviana 1
Marcio Cabral
Enchanted forest
josu barandiaran
Sandstone in Labetxu
Masao Nagata
Nagasaki
Ozerov Andrey
Turn onto the road
Roland Lahner
Trauttmansdorff botanical gardens 3
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Shirin Art Gallery Oct 2013 Nadia Shams 02
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Haftsamar Art Gallery Jan 2013 Marjan Sabeti The Safe Point 01
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Etemad Art Gallery Ramin Saadat Gharin 2014 May 05
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Atbin Art Gallery June 2012 Rahele Basir Mundance Angle 01
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Aaran Art Gallery Nov 2012 Mojtaba Amini Talgin Instructing The Dead 04
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Etemad Art Gallery Martin Werthmann Sep Oct 2012 Folie Deux 04
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Aaran Art Gallery Apr 2014 Shahryar Hatami 02
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Vali Asr St Tehran Spring Nasibi St Pahlavi St Valiasr
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Assar Art Gallery Ahmad Morshedloo Apr 2014 Negative Space 05
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Haftsamar Art Gallery Oct 2012 Negar Pouya 02
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Etemad Art Gallery Nov 2013 Mohsen Sadeghian Truce 02
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Shirin Art Gallery May 2014 Zoo Curated By Iman Safaei 09
More About Tehran

Overview and HistoryTehran is the capital of Iran and the largest city in the Middle East, with a population of fifteen million people living under the peaks of the Alborz mountain range.Although archaeological evidence places human activity around Tehran back into the years 6000BC, the city was not mentioned in any writings until much later, in the thirteenth century. It's a relatively new city by Iranian standards.But Tehran was a well-known village in the ninth century. It grew rapidly when its neighboring city, Rhages, was destroyed by Mongolian raiders. Many people fled to Tehran.In the seventeenth century Tehran became home to the rulers of the Safavid Dynasty. This is the period when the wall around the city was first constructed. Tehran became the capital of Iran in 1795 and amazingly fast growth followed over the next two hundred years.The recent history of Tehran saw construction of apartment complexes and wide avenues in place of the old Persian gardens, to the detriment of the city's cultural history.The city at present is laid out in two general parts. Northern Tehran is more cosmopolitan and expensive, southern Tehran is cheaper and gets the name "downtown."Getting ThereMehrabad airport is the original one which is currently in the process of being replaced by Imam Khomeini International Airport. The new one is farther away from the city but it now receives all the international traffic, so allow an extra hour to get there or back.TransportationTehran driving can be a wild free-for-all like some South American cities, so get ready for shared taxis, confusing bus routes and a brand new shiny metro system to make it all better. To be fair, there is a great highway system here.The metro has four lines, tickets cost 2000IR, and they have segregated cars. The women-only carriages are the last two at the end, FYI.Taxis come in two flavors, shared and private. Private taxis are more expensive but easier to manage for the visiting traveler. Tehran has a mean rush hour starting at seven AM and lasting until 8PM in its evening version. Solution? Motorcycle taxis! They cut through the traffic and any spare nerves you might have left.People and CultureMore than sixty percent of Tehranis were born outside of the city, making it as ethnically and linguistically diverse as the country itself. Tehran is the most secular and liberal city in Iran and as such it attracts students from all over the country.Things to do, RecommendationsTake the metro to the Tehran Bazaar at the stop "Panzda Gordad". There you can find anything and everything -- shoes, clothes, food, gold, machines and more. Just for the sight of it alone you should take a trip there.If you like being outside, go to Darband and drink tea in a traditional setting. Tehranis love a good picnic and there are plenty of parks to enjoy. Try Mellat park on a friday (fridays are public holidays), or maybe Park Daneshjou, Saaii or Jamshidieh.Remember to go upstairs and have a look around, always always always! The Azadi Tower should fit the bill; it was constructed to commemorate the 2500th anniversary of the Persian Empire.Tehran is also full of museums such as:the Contemporary Art Museumthe Abghine Musuem (glass works)the 19th century Golestan Royal Palace museumthe museum of carpets (!!!)Reza Abbasi Museum of extraordinary miniaturesand most stunning of all,the Crown Jewels Museum which holds the largest pink diamond in the world and many other jaw-dropping jewels.Text by Steve Smith.